Greg Van Avermaet to take part in Tour of Oman
Feb 10 2017 07:12 pm CET

Greg Van Avermaet to take part in Tour of Oman

Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet is set to make his return to the upcoming Tour of Oman. This was announced by his team BMC on Friday.

Van Avermaet also took part in the 2016 edition of the race and only just missed out on a stage win. The Belgian is determined to make amends this year after having performed well in the recent Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana.

"The 2017 season has already started win a win and time in the yellow jersey in Valencia, so I'm looking forward to continuing my season at the Tour of Oman. It's a hard race but my form is good, so I'll be on the look out for stage wins where possible," he said.

Sports Director Valerio Piva believes that Van Avermaet is capable of positive results in the 2.HC race.

"The Tour of Oman is traditionally a tough race and this year the level of competition is high, so we're expecting a good race. We know that Greg is in good form and motivated, and we also have an ambitious team to support him, including riders like Martin Elmiger and Kilian Frankiny who not only race for the first time this season but make their debut with BMC Racing Team," he stated.

BMC's full roster for the race, which takes place from the 14th to the 19th of February, is as follows: Jempy Drucker (LUX), Martin Elmiger (SUI), Kilian Frankiny (SUI), Ben Hermans (BEL), Stefan Küng (SUI), Daniel Oss (ITA), Michael Schär (SUI) and Greg Van Avermaet (BEL).

Other top riders to make their appearance in Oman include Romain Bardet, Fabio Aru, Tom Boonen, Alexander Kristoff and Rui Costa.
Photo of Greg Van Avermaet by Mary Cárdenas /



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